Another thing that consists in marine pollution is Atmospheric Pollution. When there is a lot of wind it causes to blow away dust and plastic bags which are blown seaward from landfills and other seas. Dust from the Sahara moves into Florida and the Caribbean during the war season when the ridge moves and builds northward through the subtropical Atlantic. Dust can also be transported from the Taklimakan and Gobi deserts across Japan and Korea. Since 1970 this problem with dust has occurred more often which causes major problems (this is due to the periods of drought in Africa). From year to year there has been a very large variability in dust transport. Also, the USGS has said that there has been a decline in the health of the coral reefs across Florida and the Caribbean since the 1970s.
Climate change also has to do with atmospheric pollution because it raises the ocean temperature which causes the rising of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. There levels of carbon dioxide rising are acidifying the ocean, which is altering aquatic ecosystems and modifying fish distributions. Health ocean ecosystems are very important for the mitigation of climate change.